Windows 10 now offers IT professionals the chance to look at detailed analytics to do with their operating systems. The new tool dubbed “Update Compliance” allows its users to check what’s happening with the Windows software updates, the built-in antivirus known as Windows Defender, and help fix any issues that have occurred regarding the Windows operating system as a whole.

The Windows analytics gives users the chance to observe the statics in a cloud-based environment, regardless how they have set it up to be managed outside of that cloud environment. The cloud is the ideal place for it, so you don’t need to manage it or host it yourself on your computers.

You can get analytics for Windows Defender and Windows Updates from within their respective applications on the computer but rarely do people bother to look. The new Update Compliance also does a lot more than just the things you get from Windows 10 by default. The overall goal from Microsoft is to help you lower your maintenance costs and reduce your need for outside assistance so that you can manage your Windows operating system better by yourself.

The new Update Compliance is only available from Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions due to the Group Policy requirement to configure devices with Windows telemetry level at basic.

Find out how to use Update Compliance to monitor Windows Updates, Windows Defender Antivirus and troubleshoot update failures in your environment.

This new demo from Microsoft Mechanics walks you through common usage scenarios for Windows Analytics Update Compliance, a cloud-based solution that provides you with an inventory of the devices in your organization, the version of Windows installed on each device, the update status of each device, and antimalware assessment for Windows Defender Antivirus-enabled devices. It also provides details on devices that need your attention, such as those that:

  • Are no longer receiving servicing updates.
  • Have reported a failure at some stage in the update deployment process.
  • Are missing two or more security updates.
  • Have had an update installation that has been “in progress” for more than 7 days.

You can also use the powerful built-in analytics to create custom queries. Watch the demo to learn more.

Ready to get started?

For more information, see the following Update Compliance technical docs:

Source: New demo: Windows Analytics Update Compliance